Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 5/19/22

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

If I did my calculations correctly, we have 14 days left of school and what a busy 14 days they will be! We are finishing up testing and assessments, kinders are counting down the days the ABC way and Field Day is just around the corner. Make sure to keep apprised of important dates with our 'Save These Dates' section below.

I hope to see you at the PTO meeting tomorrow at 8:30 am. And, don't forget the Spring Carnival is next Thursday, May 26 from 5 to 8 pm.

Enjoy the weekend - the forecast looks sunny and warm!

Melissa Griffiths

Save These Dates

5/16-5/20 - iReady Math - Kinder - 5th Grade

5/20 - PTO Meeting at 8:30 am

5/23 - Carnival Preview Table at 7:45 am

5/24 - Carnival Preview Table at 7:45 am

5/26 - Library Books are due!!

5/26 - Spring Carnival

5/27 - Grading Day - No School

5/30 - Memorial Day - No School

6/6 - Field Day

6/8 - Medical/Religious Exemptions Due for 5th Grade Celebration

6/10 - 5th Grade Celebration

6/10 - Last Day - early dismissal at 11 am

6/13 - Report Cards will be visible online in ParentVUE

Hallinan 5th Grade Celebration: Vaccinations and Exemptions

We are looking forward to celebrating your child with you at our end-of-year 5th grade celebration. To ensure that all may participate, LOSD is making an exception for end-of-year ceremonies and accepting exemption requests for unvaccinated adults to attend their child’s ceremony.

For any adult in your family who plans to attend the ceremony and is not vaccinated for COVID-19, please submit an exemption form along with a photo of your negative test to Lee Gates at gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us June 8. We will not be able to collect exemption forms and tests at the ceremony. Thank you!

Medical Exemption Form

Religious Exemption Form

Hallinan Garden

Our 5th graders spent some time in the garden building pea trellises for their garden beds, we've included some photos below. Well done! And, to the right is the first Hallinan asparagus!

Library Books are Due May 26

Please make sure to return all Library books to the Hallinan Library by Thursday, May 26. You may return books during normal school hours in the vestibule drop-off box. Please alert the office if you need assistance locating it.

Please Let Us Know If Your Child Won't Attend Hallinan Next Year

If your child will not be attending Hallinan or Lakeridge Middle School (current 5th graders) next year, please let us know so we can prepare for the 2022-23 school year and make sure your child's records are forwarded to the correct school.

STEM Lab with Mrs Doran

Please follow STEM and Blossom on instagram using the QR code to the right. Mrs Doran has loaded lots of videos and content there so you can see what our students are up to.

If you are willing and able, the iLab needs the following items, which can be dropped off outside the main office:

  • Ziploc bags of all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Plastic bags,
  • 1L bottles (or ANY SIZE plastic bottles!),
  • Shoe boxes
  • Plastic lids of any kind
  • TP/PT rolls
  • Baskets/bins

PTO Information

Last PTO Meeting, TOMORROW, 5/20 at 8:30am

We're holding our very last PTO meeting of the school year TOMORROW, Friday, May 20th at 8:30am at the school. Please come and learn more about our end of year activities and help us vote in and welcome next year's PTO Board! You can review the agenda here.

Spring Carnival, May 26th 5-8pm

Free admission for all! Mark your calendars! We hope to see you there!

Carnival Preview!

To get everyone excited for Carnival, we'll have a Carnival "Preview" Table on Monday, 5/23 and Tuesday 5/24 from 7:45 to 8:15 am, at either the front of the school or undercover. A chance to play a game and win a prize!

Big picture

State Assessment Score Reports

This summer, LOSD will deliver students’ state assessment results online through ParentVUE rather than mailing paper. This is in keeping with the district’s strategic goal of sustainability and mirrors how we deliver report cards. Your child’s assessment reports will appear on your ParentVUE Documents page in late July. As you review your student’s English Language Arts, math, and science scores, please keep in mind:
  • An achievement level of 3 or 4 is considered to be on track for the student’s grade level.
  • Scores on state assessments are only one measure of a student’s academic progress. We use these scores in conjunction with classroom work and other daily, weekly, monthly, and term assessments to understand your student’s strengths and areas for improvement.
If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account or need assistance, please contact your student’s school.

COVID-19 Reported Case Update

The LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard is up to date with the number of staff and students who have reported to LOSD testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of school exposure. With any potential exposure, people are advised to watch for illness symptoms and follow Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 exclusion procedures. Please contact District Nurses, Ann Nelson at nelsona@loswego.k12.or.us and Nikki Retzlaff at retzlafn@loswego.k12.or.us if your student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Stay Home When Ill & Test for COVID-19

If your student experiences any of the following symptoms, please have them stay home, and contact the office or our district nurses, Ann Nelson at nelsona@loswego.k12.or.us and Nikki Retzlaff at retzlafn@loswego.k12.or.us, about possible exclusion from school and COVID-19 testing:

Primary COVID-19 symptoms: • Cough • Temperature of 100.4 degrees F. or higher or chills • Shortness of breath or Difficulty breathing • New loss of taste or smell

Non-primary COVID-19 symptoms: • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • Sore throat • Nasal congestion or runny nose • Nausea or vomiting • Diarrhea


  1. You may obtain free Covid-19 at-home test kits at Covidtests.gov.

  2. Vaccination remains the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19 and reduces spread of the disease. Find a vaccine appointment for ages 5 and older at Get Vaccinated Oregon.

  3. Please Keep Ill Students Out of School guide for communicable disease symptoms.

  4. Covid-19 Exclusion Summary Guidance for K-12 chart (see image below)

  5. Click here for LOSD nurse contact information

2022-23 Verification

LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2022-23 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:

  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
  • Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.
  • Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook.

If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website. If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, or need assistance, please contact the office staff (contact information at the bottom of the newsletter).

Volunteer Requirements

We're so excited to have volunteers back in the building! Please verify that you have completed the following requirements before volunteering in schools:

  • Complete Background Check through school Raptor system - if you have not already completed this, bring your driver's license or passport with you on your first day volunteering and we'll get you registered in the office.

  • Fill out this form: Sign Statement of Knowledge and Understanding of LOSD Policies - we are happy to provide additional information if you would like it.

  • Show/Send Proof of Vaccination to Lee Gates (gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us). LOSD will not be granting exemptions for volunteers.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 503-534-2353

Principal Melissa Griffiths - griffitm@loswego.k12.or.us

Secretary Lee Gates - gatesl@loswego.k12.or.us

Secretary Linda Stevens - stevensl@loswego.k12.or.us

Tech Problems? - submit a work order here

If your student is going to be absent or late, please email the office at halattendance@loswego.k12.or.us and tell us the student's name and reason for the absence or delay in arriving. If your student is sick, please tell us their symptoms.

Hallinan Website - Click Here!

PTO Website - Click Here

Lake Oswego School District Website - Click Here

Register for LOSD - including Kindergarten - HERE